Thursday, September 1, 2011

yummy treat

We had some friends come for dinner and I made this awesome ice cream cake!  The recipe was from southern living august.
  Yum.  It is 106 F right now. I could sure go for this.
Here is the recipe and the link for southern living.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake


  • Parchment paper
  • Devil's Food Cake Batter ( I used a box cake mix)
  • 1/2 gal. mint chocolate chip ice cream, softened
  • 10 chocolate wafers, coarsely crushed
  • Chocolate Ganache 
  • Garnishes: sweetened whipped cream, thin crème de menthe chocolate mints


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease and flour 3 (8-inch) round cake pans. Line with parchment paper. Prepare Devil's Food Cake Batter, and spoon into pans.
  • 2. Bake at 350º for 12 to 14 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks, peel off parchment paper, and cool completely (about 1 hour).
  • 3. Place 1 cake layer in a 9-inch springform pan. Top with one-third of ice cream (about 2 1/3 cups); sprinkle with half of crushed wafers. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining cake layer and ice cream. Freeze 8 to 12 hours.
  • 4. Remove cake from springform pan, and place on a cake stand or plate. Prepare Chocolate Ganache, and spread over top of ice-cream cake. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Garnish, if desired.